UCL Astrophysics Group Postgraduate Admissions


  • The call for PhD applications for admission in 2016 is now open. Studentships are available for UK/EU students; the deadline for applications is 29 January 2016. 
  • International students (from outside the EU) seeking a UCL scholarship will need to send a CV to physast.phd@ucl.ac.uk by 1 December 2015 for preliminary consideration (see studentship and eligibility requirements for further information).
  • PhD admissions enquiries can be addressed to the committee (physast.phd@ucl.ac.uk). Your email will be answered by the chair of the admissions committee, Dr Nick Achilleos, or by another committee member. But it's likely that many questions will be answered in these pages so please read through before contacting us...

Where next?

Once you have read the available information, UK/EU prospective students can apply online. There is a different procedure if you are applying from outside the EU (see studentship and eligibility requirements).

About UCL Astrophysics

UCL hosts one of the largest communities in the UK researching astrophysics, space science, and related topics. Studies are carried out in the Departments of both Physics & Astronomy and Space & Climate Physics (the latter at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, MSSL). Our research encompasses a wide range of topics including extrasolar planets, cosmology, star formation, galactic astrophysics, atmospheric physics, space-plasma physics, solar and solar-terrestrial physics, planetary sciences, galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, neutron stars, and neutrino astrophysics. Research ranges across observations, theory and instrument development. 

While the two UCL departments are distinct, there is much interaction between them resulting from common interests; these overlaps are developed further through the UCL Institute of Origins and the UCL Centre for Planetary Sciences. 

Nevertheless, for a variety of administrative reasons, the postgraduate admissions procedures for the two Departments operate separately so separate applications are required. In practice, this means that you should consider carefully to which Department you should apply — or, of course, you may submit applications to both. Application details for postgraduate admissions to MSSL are given on their separate website.

The remainder of the information given here applies primarily to the Astrophysics Group in the Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, itself one of the largest research groups in the UK, with approximately 100 members of academic, research and support staff. We conduct research in atmospheric physics, instrument development, and most areas of astrophysics (including cosmology, galaxies, stellar astrophysics, star formation, and planetary sciences)

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